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Friday December 22, Our World in Pictures

December 22, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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BRAZIL – Santa at Copacabana: Paulo Mourao, 67, cools off as he performs as Santa Claus at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday. The retired bank employee went to the beach as a Santa Claus surfer to celebrate the beginning of the Summer in the southern hemisphere. 

SPAIN – Catalan Independence Celebration: Catalan independence supporters wave a ‘estelada’ (pro-independence Catalan flag) celebrating at the ANC (Catalan National Assembly) headquarters after results of the regional elections in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday. The pro-secession bloc won a majority but the anti-independence Ciutadans (Citizens), led by 36-year-old lawyer Ines Arrimadas, won the highest number of votes for a single party. ANC is Catalan pro-independence platform promoting the political independence of Catalonia.

ROMANIA – Girl Lays Her Head: A girl pauses during a Christmas show for children of Romanian military families, in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday. Romania’s defense ministry has laid on a Christmas show for dozens of Romanian children whose fathers were killed or injured serving in international peacekeeping missions at the National Military Circle, a grand 19th-century building in downtown Bucharest. 

PHILADELPHIA – Pass Caught in Practice: Philadelphia Eagles practice squad member Greg Ward catches a pass during practice at the team’s NFL football training facility in Philadelphia, Thursday.

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